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Nikkei rises to 3-week high as weaker yen helps sentiment

TOKYO, Aug 21 - Japanese stocks rose to a three-week high on Thursday, posting gains for the ninth consecutive day, as a weaker yen shored up exporters after minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's July meeting raised the risk of an earlier rate hike. The Nikkei share average climbed 0.9 percent to 15,586.20 points, its highest closing level since July 31. The nine-day winning streak was the longest since December. The broader Topix added 0.9 percent to 1,291.19, and the new JPX-

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Data as of 21 Aug 2014. All quotes delayed at least 15 minutes.
Symb Index Mkt Report Time Last Chg Chg %
.TRXFLDJPP Thomson Reuters Equity Japan Index 1:54am EDT 112.89 +0.91 +0.82%
.TRXFLDHKP Thomson Reuters Equity HK Index 1:54am EDT 277.62 -2.30 -0.82%
.TRXFLDCNP Thomson Reuters Equity China Index 3 Apr 2013 236.73 -1.26 -0.53%
.TRXFLDINP Thomson Reuters Equity India Index 1:54am EDT 845.91 +4.94 +0.59%
.N225 Nikkei Stock Average 225 View 2:00am EDT 15,586.20 +131.75 +0.85%
.HSI Hang Seng Index View 2:10am EDT 24,972.10 -187.66 -0.75%
.AORD ASX All Ordinaries Index 1:54am EDT 5,634.00 +4.76 +0.08%
.KS11 KOSPI Index 1:53am EDT 2,044.38 -28.40 -1.37%
.FTSTI Straits Times Index 2:10am EDT 3,325.71 +2.06 +0.06%
.SETI SET Composite Index 1:29am EDT 1,553.26 +2.49 +0.16%
.JKSE Jakarta Composite 1:00am EDT 5,156.47 -33.69 -0.65%
.PSI PSE Composite Index 20 Aug 2014 7,096.49 +13.74 +0.19%
.KSE Karachi SE 100 Index 2:09am EDT 29,126.35 +461.51 +1.61%
.SSEC Shanghai Composite Index 2:10am EDT 2,220.94 -19.27 -0.86%
.BSESN Bombay Sensitive 30 index 2:10am EDT 26,420.50 +106.21 +0.40%
.FTFBMKLCI FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI 2:09am EDT 1,872.72 -6.17 -0.33%
.HNX30 HNX 30 Index 2:08am EDT 169.72 +1.48 +0.88%

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BRENT CRUDE $101.99 $-0.29
100 OZ GOLD MAR4 $1,280.70 $-12.70

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